As a child, I was extremely infatuated with American Girl dolls. I would bring my mini dolls to school to play with during recess with my friends. My friends and I always brought our beloved dolls to play dates and sleepovers. We could play with these dolls forever, if our parents hadn't come to pick us up. I'll be the first to admit that I even spent hours in my basement playing alone with a whole set up for my dolls. Going to the American Girl store in NYC was the ultimate Nirvana. I still visit the AG store when I'm nearby, I can't try to hide that.
Recently, I was very surprised to hear that American Girl was launching a boy doll, Logan Everett. I wasn't sure exactly what to make of it. I thought it was a bit ironic, but nonetheless it is fitting for the modern, very progressive time.
American Girl dolls were always something I shared with my gal pals, while the boys would exclude us from their sports games at recess. They had their toys and we had ours. My nine year old self would be screaming over this new *gasps* boy doll, because as the expression goes, "boys have cooties!" I would have never let any nine year old boy even in the vicinity of my beloved American Girl dolls and now there is an "American Boy" doll! However, over nine years later I want to give props to American Girl for creating a boy doll, Logan. Maybe this will encourage boys to play with dolls. It will definitely challenge society's set standards of gender specific toys. Who says boys can't play with dolls? The company believes that this bold move will bring in a whole new group of consumers, little boys! All those poor moms that didn't have daughters can get to play with dolls and I think that's one of the biggest perks of this male doll debut (I'm only half-joking).
Now the only problem is that all the American Girl girl dolls (aka all of them except this one) will be fighting over cute Logan Everett!